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This Issue's Content:
- IEEE Canada Board
- Your News
- News of Interest
- Our Members in the
- Call for Papers
- New Brunswick
(for non-IEEE Canada members)
- IEEE Region 7 Delegate- Director-Elect, 2012-2013 Voting
- Call for Nominations: 2012 MGA Committee Members and Liaisons
- IEEE Canadian Foundation WIE Prize Nominations
- Renew Your Membership for 2011
- Membership Dues in Special Circumstances
- Kitchener Waterloo Section posts upcoming events online
- HamiltonSection posts upcoming events online
- Kingston Section posts upcoming events online
- New Brunswick Section posts upcoming events online
- South Alberta Section posts upcoming events online
- Winnipeg Section posts upcoming events online
- Northern Canada Section posts upcoming events online
- Vancouver Section posts upcoming events online
- Think you can code?
- Technical Seminar on HVDC Electrical Energy Transmission
- Humanitarian Student Design Competition ('11-'12)
- IEEE Canada on Facebook!
- Member Benefit - HP
- Free Communications Society membership to new members
- Air Canada Discount - brought to you by IEEE Canada
- Free E-book Titles and Access to Archived Webinars to All IEEE Members
- IEEE Career services
- Auto Insurance Rates Update, from The Personal
- Your Life is On Your Computer. Back it Up
- IEEE MasterCard® credit card
- Professional Liability Insurance
- UNB students win 2011 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Student Design Contest
- The First IEEE WIE Canadian National Conference
- IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference
- IEEE International Conference on Communications
- Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
- All IEEE Conferences in Canada
IEEE Region 7 Delegate- Director-Elect, 2012-2013 Voting
The IEEE Region 7 Delegate- Director-Elect, 2012-2013 Voting. Meet the three candidates left to right:
1- John Grefford (IEEE Ottawa Section)
2- Adam W. Skorek (IEEE St-Maurice Section)
3- Amir G. Aghdam (IEEE Montreal Section)
with the Past President IEEE Canada and N&A Committee Chair Ferial El-Hawary in the middle.
Please make your effort to vote timely for one of the three candidates once you receive the IEEE Voting Package very soon.
Call for Nominations: 2012 MGA Committee Members and Liaisons
The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is soliciting nominations for 2012 MGA Committee Member and Liaison positions. A complete list of available MGA positions, the MGA online nomination form, and information on the MGA Nominations and Appointments process are available. For further information about the call for nominations go to the MGA home page: http://www.ieee.org/societies_communities/geo_activities/index.html
Each IEEE Region is encouraged to submit nominations to help ensure that MGA is globally balanced. Self nominations are encouraged. The deadline to submit nominations is 1 September 2011.
Nominate yourself or a colleague now.
IEEE Canadian Foundation WIE Prize Nominations
A reminder that the deadline for submissions of nominations has been extended to August 15, 2011. Please make a special effort to publicize and come up with worthy nominees.
Renew Your Membership for 2011
You can start renewing your membership for 2011. Remember, IEEE membership can connect you with professionals who can open doors to many opportunities. There are also many online resources available to members (e.g. online books and publications). Use your IEEE Web Account and password to renew online at http://www.ieee.org/web/membership/renew/index.html
Membership Dues in Special Circumstances
IEEE realizes that economic circumstances may impact some members' ability to pay the full amount of IEEE membership dues. For this reason, the following special circumstance categories have been established. Special circumstances are not available to Student members. Only one category may be claimed in any year.
Kitchener Waterloo Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Kitchener Waterloo Section: http://www.ieeekw.com/activities.php
HamiltonSection posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Hamilton Section: http://ewh.ieee.org/r7/hamilton/currentevents.htm
Kingston Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Kingston Section: http://ewh.ieee.org/reg/7/www_kingston/
New Brunswick Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the New Brunswick Section: http://nb.ieee.ca/
South Alberta Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the South Alberta Section: http://sas.ieee.ca/events.html
Winnipeg Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Winnipeg Section: http://ewh.ieee.org/mu/winnipeg/events/
Northern Canada Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Northern Canada Section: http://northerncanada.ieee.ca/
Vancouver Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Vancouver Section: http://www.ieeecontact.org
Think you can code
IEEE Xtreme is a global 24-hour online contest where IEEE student branch teams solve a challenging set of programming problems.
For more information:
Technical Seminar on HVDC Electrical Energy Transmission
Public and professional interests in High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Electrical Energy Transmission have significantly increased since the announcement by the Alberta Electrical System Operator (AESO) to add new North-South, HVDC transmission lines as a part of plans for enhancements to the overall system performance and its capacity to move electrical power generated in the North to the South parts of Alberta.
The Power Energy/Industry Applications (PE/IA) joint Chapter of the IEEE in Southern Alberta is hosting a technical event about the HVDC on September, 12th 2011. The technical seminar will feature Professor A.M. Gole of the University of Manitoba. For this event, Professor Gole will be visiting from Manitoba where HVDC transmission applications have been successfully implemented for years and where worldwide skills were developed. The technical seminar is entitled "New Converter Topologies for High Voltage DC Transmission" and will be held in Calgary, in the evening of September 12th.
For more details or reservation for the event please consult the event coordinator at Ebrahim.Rahimi@aeso.ca or the PE/IA Chapter Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Humanitarian Student Design Competition ('11-'12)
ABSTRACT: We are very happy to bring back the Humanitarian Student Design competition. The result from our first competition were significant, having created a set of Intellectual Property for an IEEE solar system for humanitarian projects.
These competitions are open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in college or university. An abstract of the winner's work will be published in the IEEE Canadian Review magazine. Prizes will be awarded as follows: first prize, CND $1000; second prize, CND $700; third prize, CND $300.
For this year's competition, we have decided to focus on improving or innovating on parts of a wireless communication system for humanitarian applications. We are planning to make available a high-speed WiFi link between the University of Ottawa and Algonquin College as a test-bed.
The competition will span the Fall'11 and Winter'12 semesters. Teams will be invited to CCECE and ICC2012 to present their projects and to select the winners.
The design proposal can be about any element of an ICT humanitarian application, but bonus points awarded to team designing for the high-speed WiFi link made available. Ideas for projects include: phone applications, throughput increase, antenna design, digital processing, wireless SW application, services based on the wireless link, etc.
All designs part of the competition will become part of an Open Source platform for humanitarian ICT projects. The following system may used as a starting point: http://www.inveneo.org/newsfeed/82km-wifi-haiti
IEEE Canada on Facebook!
By request a new IEEE Canada Facebook page has been created. Please join the group and get involved with discussions taking place.
Member Benefit - HP
New! HP introduces web site for IEEE Members in Canada
Members in Canada can now shop at http://www.hp.ca/ieee and receive their IEEE member discounts on eligible HP desktops, notebooks and workstations. Members also have the option to call HP directly at 1-877-231-4351 to order. Please remember to mention HPIEEE to receive your discount. The program offers shoppers a low price guarantee, so members can be assured that their site offers them the best possible pricing. Members with questions can call HP at 1-877-231-4351. Thank you!
En exclusivité! HP introduit un site web pour les membres de l'IEEE au Canada.
Les membres IEEE au Canada peuvent maintenant magasiner au site web http://www.hp.ca/ieee-fr Utilisez vos liens avec HP à titre de membre de l'IEEE. Profitez d'offres spéciales sur les produits de TI que vous utilisez tous les jours, y compris des ordinateurs de bureau, blocs-notes, imprimantes, encres, serveurs, unités de stockage et autres. Des rabais sur les produits sont offerts exclusivement par l'entremise de ce site Web ou en appelant au 1-888-202-4465 (veuillez mentionner le mot de passe HPIEEE pour obtenir le rabais).
Free Communications Society membership to new members
IEEE membership dues are at half price now through 15 August 2011. And we are offering Free Communications Society membership to new members. It is a great value --- "IEEE Membership at Half Price +Free ComSoc" together.
"Join IEEE at half price between now and 15 August, get Free membership to IEEE Communications Society" is in effect now, and the 2011 membership benefits start immediately through 31 December. The sooner we can promote, the earlier the new members can enjoy member benefits.
Air Canada Discount - brought to you by IEEE Canada
Air Canada Travel: up to 10% off any fare to Toronto OR Japan.
Toronto, ON: travel between April 21, and May 08, 2011, and receive up to 10% off on the base rate. This deal is brought to you by the IEEE Canada weekend of events, and Air Canada as the official airline.
Tokyo, Japan: travel between May 28, and June 16, 2011, and receive 10% off any air fare rate. This deal is brought to you by the ICC2012 Team, and Air Canada as the official airline.
or to take advantage of these deals, contact Can Air World Travel and ask for the "IEEE ICC to Japan" or "IEEE Canada" promotion.
Free E-book Titles and Access to Archived Webinars to All IEEE Members
In response to Section Congress recommendation, the IEEE is offering e-books and webinars free to all IEEE members. Check out the free e-books and archived webinars at: http://www.ieeeusa.org/careers/gpa/
IEEE Career services
Looking for a new job? Check out the following site! The http://careers.ieee.org/
Auto Insurance Rates Update, from The Personal
When it comes to home and auto insurance, it pays to shop and compare prices. Did you know that The Personal reviews their home and auto insurance rates for IEEE members to make sure you're always getting a competitive price?
If you have not yet received a quote from The Personal, there's never been a better time to take advantage of this IEEE member benefit. If you have received a quote in the past, we encourage you to get a new quote to see how much you could save today. For a home or auto insurance quote, call 1-888-476-8737 or visit http://www.thepersonal.com/ieee
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Your Life is On Your Computer. Back it Up
Mozy is offering IEEE members its online backup services at an exclusive discounted rate. Protect your most important business documents, home movies, photos, music and other digital information stored on your computer. Mozy securely backs up all of your data off-site so in case of hard drive crash, lost laptop or virus so you can easily restore what's most important. Every photo, document, or song. Safe with Mozy. Visit http://mozy.com/ieee to get started.
IEEE MasterCard® credit card
Every time you use your card for a purchase, a financial contribution will be made to the IEEE on your behalf!
Plus you can enjoy the benefits of:
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To learn more about this exciting opportunity simply call 1-877-428-6060 and reference priority code CIGI.
Professional Liability Insurance
Thanks to recent insurance carrier negotiations, IEEE members residing in Canada (except Quebec) now have access to a comprehensive and competitive alternative for their professional liability coverage. The new plan provides coverage for technology-related services and is ideal for Canadian members who are self-employed, moonlight, or work for a firm. For more information, visit: www.ieeeinsurance.com/canadapl or call Erin Flett at 1-416-865-3353.
This coverage is available to residents of Canada through R&Q Risk Services Canada Limited. Scott Saddington, Chief Executive Officer of R&Q Risk Services Canada Limited, acts as an agent with respect to residents of Canada.
IEEE has selected Certain Lloyd’s Underwriters for this insurance program. Alternative insurance products may be available in the insurance market place. R&Q Risk Services Canada Limited is providing this single insurer option on behalf of IEEE.
UNB students win 2011 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Student Design Contest
Entitled "The Design of an Economical Antenna Gain and Radiation Pattern Measurement System", the project won the first prize in the 2011 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Student Design Contest. On July 6, 2011, the award presentation was made at the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting.
The cost of the hardware, a travel subsidy, and the award was provided by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. Significant additional support was provided by the IEEE New Brunswick Section, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering, and the Office of the University of New Brunswick President.
A YouTube (TM) video of the project can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9lglJ3CxXQ. Congratulations to team "IsoTropic Thunder" (Brandon C. Brown, Frédéric G. Goora and Chris D. Rous)!
The First IEEE WIE Canadian National Conference
The first IEEE WIE Canadian National Conference was organized by the IEEE WIE Canada and Toronto Section on April 30, 2011. Please see the video report on this successful event.
IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference
Date: October 3-5, 2011
The annual Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC 2011) will take place in Winnipeg, MB, Canada from October 3 to 5, 2011. Located in the center of Canada, Winnipeg is a culturally diverse, creative and cosmopolitan city with a warm, welcoming spirit that will make a unique and unforgettable meeting and convention destination. The objective of EPEC 2011 is to provide a forum for experts in Electrical Power and Energy to disseminate their recent research outcomes and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields. We will also invite renowned experts to give keynote speeches. Bring your family with your research findings to EPEC2011, enjoy our programs and appreciate the history of Winnipeg.
IEEE International Conference on Communications
Date: June 10-15, 2012
Since 1965 the IEEE International Conference on Communications has been one of the flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society. IEEE ICC brings together the world's leaders, scientists, policy makers from industry and academia. The IEEE Ottawa Section is proud to host IEEE ICC 2012 Conference and Exhibition from 10-15 June 2012 where recent advances in the field of communications will be presented.
The theme of the conference is "CONNECT o COMMUNICATE o COLLABORATE". For participants it promises to stimulate the scientific exchange of ideas, the identification of future trends in communications, and the illumination of business opportunities. The conference program will feature 12 technical symposia, 16 industrial forums, keynote presentations, several workshops, and tutorials.
For general conference information please visit:http://www.ieee-icc.org/2012
The cut-off date for papers and posters submission is April 17th, 2011.
Paper Submission: 6 September 2011
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